Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to DMK leaders MK Stalin and MK Kanimozhi to enquire about the health of their father and party President M Karunanidhi, and offered necessary assistance.

“Spoke to Thiru MK Stalin and Kanimozhi. Enquired about the health of Karunanidhiji and offered any assistance required. I pray for his quick recovery and good health,” PM Modi tweeted.


The Prime Minister’s remarks came a day after it was revealed that the 94-year-old veteran leader was suffering from urinary tract infection and is being treated at home.

On Thursday, the Kauvery Hospital which is monitoring Karunanidhi’s health said in a statement that there has been a slight decline in Karunanidhi’s health due to age-related ailments.

“He is currently being treated… with intravenous antibiotics and fluids. He is being monitored and treated round the clock by a team of medical and nursing professionals, who are providing hospital-level care at his home,” Kauvery Hospital’s Executive Director Aravindan Selvaraj said.

Considering Karunanidhi’s health condition, it added, the doctors attending on him had strongly advised restriction of visitors.

Karunanidhi was recently admitted to the hospital for change of the tracheostomy tube and was discharged earlier this week.

Earlier on Thursday, DMK working president and Karinanidhi’s son MK Stalin had said the Karunanidhi was suffering from fever and doctors were providing medication, assuring there was nothing to worry about.

“Doctors are providing medication for the fever and there is nothing to worry about or get shocked,” he told reporters after visiting Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai.

“It is only a rumour. No one need to believe it, he is at home, taking rest,” he said.

Stalin was responding to a query about the health status of Karunanidhi following messages doing the rounds on a messaging platform reportedly claiming deterioration in his health.